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twenty four games. not just today's top headlines but also the highlights of the week. with the weekly welcome to it. talks on iran's nuclear program have failed to produce an agreement but hope remains that they could be one in the future. trying to push ahead. to be the most skeptical in the west ultimately refusing to accept any short term deal. reports on the stumbling blocks. three days of talks here high level talks at a started off with a lot of optimism had ended with essentially no deal so we know that the nature of these talks were very important in the sense that the ministers who were here in
town had dropped and changed their schedules in order to come here enjoy these talks with the lot of speculations that a deal might be reached but in the end it didn't come to have to pass. the foreign minister of france was one of those really was vocal about his reservations on b. initial text presented. in detail one of those arrests are they sure as would be the stockpile that there's talk of iran as well as the reactor that's scheduled to open sometime next year in iran he said he was not satisfied that he wanted something an agreement that was serious and also he had such something like he was not ready to get involved in a calm game and this had angered lawmakers in iran they were saying that he really was hindering the talks and had blamed france even calling it blackmail but what's interesting is when the e.u. foreign policy chief catherine ashton as well as the foreign minister of iran. came coming here to give their press conference they were kind of upbeat and they were
hopeful about the next round of talks scheduled for november the twenty year old said that he was disappointed and that he had disturbed that something like this there were definitely there will definitely be differences among the different parties involved but really it had taken quite a different turn from what was expected when we were hearing statements coming from foreign ministers of the u.k. . they seize the moment trying to come up with a very elusive deal but in the end indeed there is no deal that has been reached but again talks will be rescheduled november the twentieth. some of the main sticking points on the table. could potentially use to produce weapons grade nuclear fuel and how those sanctions relief could proceed bus. a closer look at what the negotiators were trying to achieve first though according to some sources the six world powers want to iran to stop all activities enriching uranium at twenty percent iran would also be obliged to limit the number of centrifuges and
allow more monitoring of its facilities return world powers would unfreeze some of iran's assets and perhaps ease sanctions that have crippled its economy and earlier we talked to covey a former advisor to iran's nuclear negotiation team he thinks that despite the french resistance to iran has actually played its hand rather well but was dissing the contribution of the french government to throw some monkey wrench in the process and managed to sabotage to deal basically there's a very a strong pro israel lobby in paris and you know there is a causal relations between paris and tel aviv there is no doubt in anyone's mind that d.d. and team came with good intentions we did detailed proposal and proved their good faith in their negotiations there is no dad in my mind and minds of
a lot of other people including millions in iran that a lot of the responsibility for the absence of a deal tonight responded sure of the french government in the meantime iran's moderate new leader hassan rouhani has reiterated that iran won't bow down to international pressure and be forced to give up rights to enrichment even before the talks began on thursday thousands were rallying in tehran they were chanting anti american sentiments they were burning israeli flags as well and r.t. is appalled scott has been finding out what it what it is that in the first place has got the people so riled up. yes our. republic of iran is ready to engage immediately in time bound orientated talks to build mutual confidence and the removal of mutual uncertainties housen rouhani as recent speech at the u.n. general assembly was said by many to represent a thorin in relations between tehran and washington a sign that the iranian leadership is keen to initiate warmer ties with the global
community but not everyone is king for this to happen. hard line conservative protesters threw eggs at the president upon his return to tehran and now those uncomfortable with the idea of increased diplomacy with washington have launched the first ever down with the usa contest the idea is to find the most creative anti us propaganda contestants are invited to submit photographs posters caricature poems hymns and blogs all relating to the slogan down with the usa over three thousand dollars are up for grabs for the winner there will be a prize for the best idea to mark death of america which will renewed the concept of death to america because of the arrogance of america the message is clear for as long as the us policies are hostile to us we will continue to use the slogan. well the slogan first came to prominence during the one nine hundred seventy nine iranian revolution when the u.s.
backed government was overthrown and since then it's been widely used by critics of washington those critics now favor holly's willingness to reengage with the u.s. could undermine the revolution they also see no reason to start diplomacy with a country that for years has portrayed iran as the enemy and subject of the country to harsh economic sanctions over its nuclear program states like these and their terrorist allies constitute an axis of evil this administration has systematically imposed the toughest sanctions on iraq on iran ever the united states is not going to lift the sanctions until it is clear that a very verifiable accountable transparent process is in place despite efforts by the u.s. government to suggest the sanctions aren't affecting the general population food clothes and even basic medicines have rocketed in price in recent is on the leadership's attempt to engage with washington has led to the american slogans and
banners appearing all over tehran in recent weeks with rouhani demanding many be taken down. r.t. . are still on the way here on r.t. rest recuperation and indefinite detention. i love it a lot of people think there's not much to do but there is definitely an abundance to do smiles and sunshine stealing the show at one time of day with no went inside for the u.s. military base hunger striking detainees continue to be force fed behind bars. thanks for joining in for their weekly here on our yet another diplomatic scandal blowing up in the faces of european officials this week after a british newspaper reported the u.k. is operating a secret listening station in by lynn to spy on the german allies of the equipment housed on. the u.k. embassy roof is believed to be able to intercept communications from across german
officials are investigating the claims while their hands are already full with reports that the german chancellor has mobile phones been tapped by american intelligence european parliament member paul murphy admits there will be a diplomatic fallout but he says the political interests always outweigh any public criticism. germany and britain are both in the european union together they are meant to be part of a common political project and so it's more difficult for them to express the open and tiger doesn't that doesn't exist but at the same time i think he's going to have consequences it will deepen the divides between the. britain as represented by the government and within germany. there is kind of star of difference there with britain more representing an atlanticist view of history being part of the so-called five i guess together with the u.s. you know u.s. led was counted
a strain in new zealand and britain whereby they spy on others but supposedly agree not to spy on each other i think actually what would happen is that business attempts would be an attempt by the governments to so madi express and give voice to be under felt by people but then to try and put a lid on it because if you look at what's happening between the you with the us i mean there is words of criticism but then both sides want to get on for example with the free trade agreement between the e.u. and the us because they see it as being in the interests of big business from both sides now in a world where everyone is spying on everyone else marina port naya spoke to one individual who's managed to create a snoop free online safe haven. we decided to open a data center and here we're taking an exclusive tour through one of the few data companies standing up to the u.s. government in the name of privacy i think we do residential access very well pete ashdown is the owner of x. mission and independent internet service provider based in salt lake city utah this
hour here handles most of our e. mail unlike most power players in silicon valley x. mission refuses to give the n.s.a. backdoor access to its networks since nine hundred ninety eight x. mission has rejected a judge in the u.s. government for five or five similar information stored on private servers like these we don't share our information about our customers if you don't have a warrant the majority of law enforcement requests ashdown says he's received and refused have been subpoenaed is lacking accountability and necessary approval by a judge this is actually an amiga since launching his company in one thousand nine hundred three ashdown says he's filled no more than two customer data requests from the federal government make sure you're among the current climate of america's unrestrained surveillance matrix has been facilitated by corporations who have spent years secretly working with the n.s.a.
regulation government contracts and. monetary. compensation are in my opinion the three reasons why they're cooperating ironically utah is probably the most unlikely home for a privacy champion roughly twenty seven miles away from x. mission. is the n.s.a.'s newly constructed one point five billion dollar data center i think it's a strain on the tech industry of utah all the n.s.a. activities are a stain on american internet businesses ashdown has vowed to face jail time if that's what's needed to protect his customers from being monitored what surprises this fourth amendment advocate is that big data companies like google won't promise to do the same marina port r.t. utah. and the n.s.a. scandal was one of the major reasons that drove crowds to rally worldwide this week and the anonymous group held a million mosques in hundreds of cities protesting against online privacy
infringement corruption and more our report all that is coming your way a bit later this hour here on artsy. but for now sharing the olympic spirit without space the symbol of russia's twenty fourteen winter games has been taken on its first ever space walk. of the frogs was at mission control to watch the unique moment. well it's a very exciting thing to watch live here because what we're actually getting to see right now is down on the floor the engineers are essentially walking because we're not through the steps of making it all the way around the international space station with the torch in hand so it's again a leg of it's his fourth spacewalk and sergei ski it's his first now of course the torch has been in space before once for the one thousand nine hundred six olympics once for the two thousand and six but this time in space it's actually going on
a space walk it's not just inside of a shuttle or inside of the i assess so it was a big moment here when we actually saw the torch come out of the hatch attached to the cars minot's and make its appearance out in space the symbol of unity and sportsmanship being seen all over the world now the torch has a couple more days left on the i assess before it heads back down to earth with a three person crew on a soyuz spacecraft again and so it's then going to rejoin this historic relay to saatchi for the kick off in february of the olympics so we will be bringing you all the live developments of the olympic torch right here on r.c. . the fronts right there so who is the most beautiful of them all you can find out which of the six contestants was mr universe right here in moscow those pictures all the video coming up in a couple of minutes. dramas
is. the. top stories of the day and over the week here on the weekly. more than a dozen detainees continue a grueling hunger strike at guantanamo bay with no deadline for their release so the closure of the u.s. military prison. went behind the barbed wire and to find out exactly how their operations and everything is being run. despite misconceptions give lho is not just a geo to be or not to be shot it's also a forty five square mile military base with no plans of going anywhere full of signs of the stablished american life it is a navy base and we just happened to have the camps in here home to the only mcdonalds on cuban soil a subway sandwich shop a starbucks and
a taco bell you got the best the best financial interest the you got pizza starbucks and. all of these other places that helped to set up a logistical support for the troops that are all over the there are about five and a half thousand people living and working on the base roughly half serve the actual detention center the u.s. government has been leasing this territory since one thousand nine hundred three for just over forty five hundred dollars curiously that is still the price today but it's said that the cuban government has been refusing to accept this money for decades the castro government said you know we don't want this lease anymore in the united states' position was that it's a binding lease and in the lease it actually says that it can't be broken unless both sides both countries agree to that that strikes me as a very odd contract servant territory that the u.s. has occupied against cuba's wishes since one thousand fifty nine most officers come here for short term of up to nine months or longer deployment of two to three years
far from whole life isn't put on hold and you can't date certain people wait and certainly have if it's away from your like rank system then you're allowed to there's the don't tell lisi i'm an open air movie theater playing all the hottest hollywood blockbusters and it ticky bar to let loose after a hard day's work even though most say schedules aren't that intense anyway we actually get quite a bit time off like a man and linger to be an end of your eyes on activities for people to m.w. our stands for morale welfare and recreation. almost every sport known to man is available to team get on state of the art facilities. i love it it's a lot of people think there's not much to do but there's definitely an abundance to do. being in a remote location doesn't even have to affect eating habits an all you can eat lunch cost just under five bucks and breakfast is half that price a downside though information or lack thereof or do a lot of the t.v.
programs broadcasting here are army focused. and internet is almost nonexistent the beast dubbed new stream a stand by some soldiers even so we're told those serving here are banned from looking at websites like wiki leaks for example once classified always classified. even if the information has long been made public there are other strict regulations in place to fun fact about guantanamo apparently a life of an costs here a little more than a life of a detainee if you run one of these babies over the fine is ten thousand dollars. there's a very strict speed limit in guantanamo and it's a very slow speed limit and people say that that's that's all about the quantised somewhat ironic at a place marred by human rights scandals officials make a point of showing journalists how well prisoners two are kept and thirteen here were now in a typical cell for a compliant detainee at guantanamo they would be allowed to eat books have
a piece here some head and shoulders shampoo the less compliant ones have to wear the orange uniforms and get only two books at a time it was called out of sight so you can see the books detainees can't come in here but the prisoner library lovingly displays the best of their art for t.v. crews to see a lot of pre-selected books to avoid certain topics violence sexual military religious stuff controversy shelves packed with magazines d.v.d.'s and video games plenty of ways for legit prisoners of war to pass the indefinite time they're kept here without charges and party guantanamo bay cuba and here it out here we spoke with former guantanamo detainee david hicks he claims that prisoners were subjected to inhumane treatment and even used as lab rats. more the simplest way to. well self and everyone else was tortured on our on
a daily basis on minutes from our typical physical buildings a whole range of sort of logical ploys there was medical experimentation that was very scary to be subjected to we were forced to take your injections or pills what those were did not tell us or the reasons i would constantly change your refuse to take injections of the pills they had no patience and they sent in this riot squad who would beat them to your bones are broken if they're in cells or cages that had cement floors once the tiny was beaten remove it or use hoses and scrubbing brushes to remove the blood from the cement floor. let's head to the philippines now the death toll from the devastating typhoon haiyan that swept across the region it could now exceed ten thousand the fear of local officials of the government he said confirm the latest numbers among the worst hit areas that out of the city of tacloban where survivors describing horrific scenes also
hundreds of thousands of been reportedly displaced by the disaster earlier the red cross confirmed twelve hundred people are being killed by the side clone which is the strongest in history to hit that region the typhoon is now targeting vietnam thousands even evacuated from coastal areas. now we're also following. dot com you can get the latest reports right there on the death and destruction. to cairo where egypt's deposed president mohamed morsi along with fourteen muslim brotherhood members went on trial on monday only to see it postponed until january the eighth but the ousted leader is facing charges of encouraging a deadly crackdown on dissent in cairo that was last december and this footage coming your way right now is from the opening of the hearings that's the first video of mohamed morsy since his arrest four months ago he refused to wear the
mandatory white uniform for defendants and rejected the court's authority saying that he is still the country's legitimate leader during his transfer to prison police had to face off against angry morsy molds in the capital and other cities. true gauge public opinion on the prosecution of egypt's first democratically elected president. grammy a star is known as the singer of the revolution the popularity of his pro-democracy song saw him badly tortured by the military and now despite fighting to bring down both hosni mubarak and mohamed morsi rami has little hope for egypt's future as mostly goes on trial for incitement to kill protesters. for the revolutionaries and now in the worst scenario we have ever been since two thousand and eleven morsi should be tried but it's comic that mubarak trial should be held up at every turn while the morsy trial is moving along so fast what shocks me is that the
authorities never seem to have the will to push through the court cases of remnants of the former e.g. tahrir square once the heartbeat of the revolution has become just another busy roundabout in two thousand and eleven and two thousand and thirteen people came here demanding bread freedom and social justice but after the military ousted mr brotherhood president mohamed morsy hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested eating some to fear the freedoms and justice will never become a reality admits this violence rights groups have little faith that the trial of mr morsi and other mr brotherhood leaders will be fair this coming at a time when there is a general crackdown against the brotherhood a very selective prosecutions on the part of the justice system looking only at brotherhood members with impunity for security services meanwhile the retrial of egypt's other ousted president hosni mubarak drags on the feeling that the security apparatus continues to shape court decisions means egypt's future is hard to predict the military is in transition and so on and forth and so on interest again
and again the problem now that we need to sit down and agree on a specific route of transitional justice either retiring everyone on meaningful charge we're taking the road to the south africa bureau and many many other letters to finagle speech and that seems far away as pro morsi protests and clashes with security forces continue to rock the nation the fear is morsi is trial will not deliver much needed justice to egypt the brothers set the stage for further instability and turmoil. for r t cairo. and this week the global protest movement anonymous held a million mosques march in hundreds of cities around the world and brought together those concerned with online privacy corporate greed g.m. foods and many other issues and my colleague andrew farmer spoke with american activist greg he believes that what's what is right isn't always what's legal. one of my big pushes with all of the kind of real world stuff we've been doing not
the online stuff for me has been to get more people what i like to call activated get more people out there just doing something you know i don't even care what you believe i want you on the streets telling people about it in getting things done so i think this type of event is going to just help to get more people active in the system and i have a feeling that more people active in the system can only be better for the people do you feel anonymous might actually alienate people because you talked about the protests there which is fair enough but also they do hack websites and people could legitimately say well actually is not a criminal offense to be want to be part of this there's a distinction there you call it criminal you know what's right and what's wrong is not exactly in line with what's legal and what's the legal and so it's really up to each individual to decide just how far they're willing to go with their protests. well the glitz and glamour and moscow's sort to
a whole new level as eighty six of the world's top beauties competing for the title of miss universe we dispatched artie's katie pilbeam to go and have a. they seated us twenty four team has been won by miss bennett god is the twenty five year old love to take roger would see was it's not like sequins down this was it was the same as judges in the cars not the sequence as we spoke about the big c b a c the only other contest nights where that beat around sil's so you get all it takes her own life i mean you'll love the story of the man's i was there for a minute but the beauty was a little solace in the miss universe katie boxes she is indeed a lucky lady to study that we did not live to build we had this even side of the areas the top of the stage strumming a string was all that was hit by the body go. round and
we know that this competition is watched by one billion people from the sun didn't see countries that was it was. well thanks for joining us here on r.t. today i'm real researcher in moscow coming up just a moment a different lives different love but intriguing stories from. illegal immigration is a hot topic and everyone always says that immigrants do the work that no one wants to do well let me explain why that is i would occur just on vacation got into a taxi driven by a former migrant worker who used to make a living in moscow he told me that he really worked hard driving loading trucks
after five years he came back home and bought a house yes from the seller that russians can't even survive and he was able to buy a house employers and russian america say that locals don't want to work are demotivated well want to margaret work or on a salary they could build a bright future one compared to a local who can't even make ends meet while you could see why the migrant workers are a lot more motivated let me put it to you this way if you knew that you had to work five hard years of some awful labor under awful conditions somewhere far away like brazil or germany what would be able to pay off a house would you do it i think you would let's not buy into this myth that locals and country x. don't want to work they just don't want to work in complete futility for table scraps but the shust my opinion. if they realize at some point that the good.